Kanye West agrees to joint custody with Kim Kardashian

Couple agree to share custody of their four children without spousal support

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West at the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards in New York City. AFP
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West at the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards in New York City. AFP

Rapper Kanye West agreed with media personality Kim Kardashian West that they should have joint custody of their four children, with neither seeking spousal support, according to divorce documents.

West’s lawyers filed his response on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court to Kardashian West’s divorce filing seven weeks earlier, which began the process of ending their six-and-a-half-year marriage.

West’s filing was almost identical to Kardashian West’s original petition, agreeing that the marriage should end over irreconcilable differences and that the two should share custody of their children: North, 7; Saint, 5; Chicago, 3; and Psalm, who will be two next month.

Like Kardashian West’s filing, West’s asks that the court’s right to award spousal support to either person be terminated.

According to Kardashian West’s February 19 petition, the two have a prenuptial agreement and under it they kept their property separate throughout their marriage.

The divorce filings bring an impending end to one of the most followed celebrity unions in recent decades, between TV superstar Kardashian West, 40, and rap and fashion mogul West, 43t.

It was the first marriage for West and the third for Kardashian West, who has not asked the court to change her name back to Kardashian, although she may still do so during the divorce process.

Kim Kardashian the billionaire

Last week, it was revealed that Kardashian West had become a member of the billionaire's club for the first time, according to Forbes magazine.

Forbes said it estimates that Kardashian "is now worth $1 billion, up from $780 million in October, thanks to two lucrative businesses – KKW and Skims – as well as cash from reality television and endorsement deals, and a number of smaller investments".

The estimate means Kardashian West joins her soon-to-be-former husband in the billionaire's club. Forbes estimates West's net worth at $1.8bn, mostly from deals on his Yeezy sneaker and fashion line.

The end of the marriage came after the September announcement that the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians was coming to an end in 2021 after 14 years.

Additional reporting by The National

Updated: April 14, 2021 01:58 PM

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